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RED Episode #24 Levis JCC Sprint and Sip in Boca Raton

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Last July, we went to Boca Raton to run the Levis JCC Run, Sweat, and Beers Race. We stumbled upon a great race.  It was on a Thursday, and that was the day I had off from work, and it was to support a community organization, so that is why we decided to go.  But we discovered a great organization, a well-organized run, and a great brewery at the after party.  So we registered for their inaugural Sprint and Sip, which was originally scheduled for September.  Hurricane Irma forced it to be postponed until March 2018. It is a great little nighttime race series, all contained within a park, and with beer at the after party.    This time, we got great little medals that double as bottle openers!  If you are in Boca Raton, check these little races out.

 

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The reason I got so fascinated with this restaurant was that their logo looked like a comic book and caught my eye, but the food is so delicious at Kapow Noodle Bar.  The mural inside is beautiful and the food is next level.  We tried the Singapore Street Noodles. Their curry flavor and pork belly make me wish I could have it all over again as I write these show notes.  Mouthwatering goodness!

 

DRINK

Barrel of Monks Brewery is nestled in a little industrial park, but the vibe inside is comfortable with great lighting and barrels mounted on walls.  Swag that pays tribute to classic 80’s movies and video games is the icing on the cake.  The beer is so tasty.  We tried the Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Den of Sins.  Amazing!

 

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RED Episode #20: Donna Half Marathon, Black Sheep, and Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville

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The Donna Marathon Weekend continued on Sunday.  We signed up for the Booby Trap Challenge.  That means we were scheduled to run a 10K and a 5K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday (or runners can choose to do the full marathon instead of the half as a part of their Booby Trap Challenge).  The Half and Full Marathons are run at the same time, with a 7-hour time limit on the course for both races.  The spectators make this race, cheering us on with hilarious signs, offering beer, mimosas, doughnuts, and more.  The fellow runners motivating each other are inspiring.  The feeling of this half or full marathon is something everyone must experience.

 

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A place to celebrate our accomplishment? Black Sheep in the historic Five Points District of Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood.  They are focused on creating delicious dishes using local ingredients.  We took time to talk with Executive Chef Waylon Rivers about what makes this restaurant special and then we sampled an amazing pasta dish, Spaghetti a'la Chitarra.  Winter squash, pecorino, garlic, sage, rosemary, and sunflower seeds make this a mouthwatering must have!

 

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Intiuition Ale Works is a great brewery in Jacksonville.  We got the inside scoop from Bronson Olympia, a Tap Room Manager there.  (They also serve appetizers, small plates, and sandwiches from Black Sheep!)  We recommend the Jon Boat Coastal Ale as a lighter brew perfect for a hot day or our personal favorite, the Underdark is an Imperial  / Double Stout that is aged in Willet Rye Barrels for a year and only released in February.  So lucky we were there!

 

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RED Episode #12: Thor 10K, Dessert at Sabroso, and Drinks at MB Post

In this episode, we run the Thor 10K at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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It was a great race all throughout all of the Disneyland Parks. Early morning might be a tough wake up call but the parks are just beautiful and the characters and sights make it all worthwhile.

Here’s a look at the course:

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We head back to Sabroso! For a great dessert: guava tamales. A delicious offering from their newly opened coffee shop just a couple of doors down from their restaurant. Sweet guava and savory corn tamales homemade and served warm. Quite tasty!

DRINK

Finally, we try a great cocktail from the Manhattan Beach Post, or MB Post. Yes, we drove outside the Anaheim area, but it was worth it. We tried the Manhattan Avenue cocktail with bacon dust. That’s right, bacon dust. It was amazing.

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